At the beginning of Agile, there was a tendency to aim at “pure” Agile, following the Scrum rules by the book. Even if there might be still Scrum cargo cult implementations, many Agilists have realized that Agile is more about continuous improvement and value delivery in a specific context than staying stand-up in daily status meetings. In this article, Mark Haynes discusses the Scrumban approach that borrows tools from both Scrum and Lean Kanban.
Agile change and transformation
We constantly hear that change should be affordable and cost-effective with Agile. True, but, in reality, that is easily said than done. Complexity makes change hard. We cannot shy away from the hard problems posed by domains and business needs. So, how can we solve complicated problems without getting dragged into the quagmire of what appears to be an inevitable complexity?
“Responding to change over following a plan” is one of the value of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly a disruptive event that caused a lot of changes in the way organisations work. In this article, Hannah Price shares her view on how many employees embraced the concept of agile without even realising it.
Learn the experience of large Agile Transformation during turbulent times created by Covid-19. This describes how Scrum Masters changed the way of serving the organization, how you need to modify the approach and strategy of Agile Transformation and how this change impacts Scrum Teams.
Many organizations are beginning to feel the need to be leaner, agile and more nimble in order to better adapt to an ever-changing and uncertain world. This is especially true for the digital space, a sector where technology is creating new behaviors and competitors at an unprecedented rate. What many companies are discovering is that adapting to these changes means altering how they think, work and – most importantly – collaborate. This is not an easy challenge.
Does Agile make us far less secure? This presentation discusses the tension between agile and security and offers ways that you can resolve this tension.
The values contained in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development might be good for the Agile teams, but most of the senior management in organizations prefer having a defined solution, a detailed planning and a budget that should be respected. This article discusses how to make these two different approaches work together.